Newsletter dynamos Freddie deBoer and Jesse Singal stopped by for an enriching 3 man pod. We began with some NBA takes, then shifted to the generalized media. Topics discussed include:
Freddie’s spiel on NBA media
Why it’s bad that the cutting edge of NBA media insults past players
Jesse discussed the media wagon-circling in response to Gawker putting out an obvious falsehood. Is this a journalism story overall, or just a Gawker ruins thing?
Why isn’t New Gawker reforming despite economic incentives to do so?
Is there a logic to how the media in crowd is vicious towards people only slightly different from themselves?
On how Jesse wrote a balanced criticism of Glenn Greenwald’s Alex Jones interview. Is non malicious critique the future?
The culture where it’s worse to say something 80% of people agree with than to make up a story about a guy.
Media in crowd culture and the crime issue
“Defund” as sane-washing
The “stop hitting yourself” form of coercion
Was the Internet a mistake?
How people age out of media